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Bill Introduced To Overturn Ban On VA Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
mmj-for-veteransU.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to their patients, a right enjoyed by physicians outside of the VA system.
“Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside,” said Blumenauer, the bill’s author. “Sometimes even more so because of the devastating effect they can have on a veteran’s family. We should be allowing these wounded warriors access to the medicine that will help them survive and thrive, including medical marijuana, not treating them like criminals and forcing them into the shadows. It’s shameful.”
The VEAA is cosponsored by a balanced mix of ten members on each side of the aisle, as well as a range of members from states that have, and still have not, legalized marijuana for medical use: Dina Titus (D-NV), Justin Amash (R-MI), Paul Broun (R-GA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Sam Farr (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Steve Cohen (D-TN).
In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) issued a directive which said, “VHA policy does not administratively prohibit Veterans who participate in State marijuana programs from also participating in VHA substance abuse programs, pain control programs, or other clinical programs where the use of marijuana may be considered inconsistent with treatment goals.” However, in addition to giving wide discretion to continue discrimination against veterans, the policy also forbids VA physicians from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to their patients.
For many veterans, their VA physician is their primary care physician and they have no need to go outside of the VA system for health care. In fact, since more than a million U.S. veterans are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, they don’t have the option to pay for private physicians in order to meet their health care needs. As a result, veterans are either denied critical pain medication and other pharmaceuticals because of their medical marijuana use, or they are forced by their VA physicians to go without an important and adjunct therapy.
“Millions of Americans suffer from PTSD and chronic pain, but our veterans are even more adversely affected by these conditions, and yet we fail to treat them with the same level of respect,” said Mike Liszewski, Government Affairs Director with Americans for Safe Access, the country’s leading medical marijuana advocacy group. “Veterans must be given the same rights and health care options that we give other Americans, especially where medical marijuana is concerned.”
Researchers were granted permission earlier this year to study the effects of medical marijuana on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, soon after, the University of Mississippi, the sole supplier of research-grade cannabis in the U.S., said it was unable to provide the requested strains, causing delays in the research. More recently, in June, the study hit another snag after the lead researcher, Dr. Sue Sisley, was abruptly fired by the University of Arizona.
In March, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs published a study that found participants who used inhaled marijuana reported an average of 75 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms.


Black Domina (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, November, 21st 2014 by THCFinder





Black Domina - Hybrid

Black Domina is a powerful smoke. The resinous buds range from a harsh peppery scent to the dark smell of blackberries. Not intended for the sweet tooth, Black Domina buds taste smoky and spicy, leaving some tokers wondering if the pipe contains hashish along with the weed. It embodies the indica high, with overpowering body effects. This strain is a great buzz for a day off or a nightcap when no serious work lies ahead. This multiple cross is basically the result of stacking four of Sensi's heaviest selected indicas in one hybrid: the Afghani SA, the Ortega hybrid developed in Canada, and a combination of the Hash Plant and the famed Northern Lights, both of which have origins in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.


Ten Ways You Can Use Cannabis

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 21st 2014 by THCFinder


Yes, it’s for smoking. That’s common knowledge, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article. But as with most things in the world, the wonderful marijuana plant can be used for many different purposes. It is medical and industrial. With the right funding and some smart people who care about the planet, cannabis could be the most used substance in the world. Not only that but it would save us land and help to produce more oxygen, plus it grows far faster as compared to it’s bark covered relative, the tree. So how can you use cannabis other than packing it in to a pipe and smoking it? Here’s ten ways that cannabis can be used in order to benefit the people of the world.
  1. Medicine; the most common use for the cannabis plant is medicinal. After thousands of years of societies using cannabis in order to treat headaches, broken bones, back aches, nausea, cancer, and many other illnesses, people still have trouble accepting the fact that the earth gave us a cure for most health problems known to man. It’s time to wake up, however, and take advantage of such a beautiful asset to the human race.
  2. Clothing; by making clothes out of hemp, we could completely eliminate the need for cotton. The hemp plant can be made in to fiber which in turn can be worn. Wearing organically made clothing would be great, plus hemp has numerous other uses and having fields of such a versatile substance could advance our society greatly.
  3. Fuel; surprisingly, the cannabis plant can be used for fuel. Seeing as how oil is a fossil fuel, there’s only so much time left until we run out of it. Once gas is gone, we will no longer be able to fuel our cars. We will be forced to find an alternate source of fuel if we want to stay so mobile. It would be smarter to switch to a biodegradable fuel rather than a fuel that’s putting huge holes in the ozone and creating smog clouds the size of Los Angeles.
  4. Fiber; in Colonial times, farmers ingested a lot of potatoes since the crop was so easy to grow. Since there was no such thing as fiber bars back then, the farmers had to ingest high amounts of fiber in order to counteract the not so great effects of constantly eating so much starch. Ingesting cannabis nutritionally helped the farmers with this problem.
  5. Pets; rather than putting a nylon collar on your pet, why not use hemp? With a less chance of containing harmful substances, hemp pet supplies are said to be healthier, more durable, and sustainable. While giving your pets pot to eat isn’t such a good idea, your furry companion will be happy to nap on a comfy hemp pet bed!
  6. Hempcrete; concrete is a huge pain and is expensive. It wears under pressure and after a long enough time, it will crack. Not to mention, the substance is extremely heavy, so while it is a great building material, it’s cumbersome. Hempcrete, on the other hand, is concrete but made from the hemp plant. It is half as heavy as concrete and will stand up to the elements longer. Hempcrete also assists with containing cool and heat, depending on the time of year, cutting down on heating and electricity bills. Additionally, hempcrete is far better for the environment, considering it’s naturally made.
  7. Vitamins; hemp seeds contain high amounts of amino acids, providing a great source of vitamins and nutrients to those that consume them. For those that would like healthier alternatives to taking random pills that may contain poison rather than something helpful, hemp seeds are something that should be kept around. There are even cafes in Europe that offer hemp tea, hemp coffee, and even hemp lager!
  8. Rope; historians have said that early man used hemp rope to fashion bamboo stalks together in order to form rafts. So you could say that people have been using hemp rope for a bit. Stronger than what we currently use today, hemp rope is something that people would benefit from using for a multitude of purposes, including maritime purposes. If you’re interested in seeing some history on hemp rope, you can join a maritime museum tour and find out all about it (get stoned first, of course).
  9. Food; instead of using butter or lard or even vegetable oil to cook with, using hemp oil is far healthier for you. Instead of putting anything somewhat harmful, use hemp oil instead. Sometimes, you can even medicate said oil in order to give your food a little added kick. But even if you don’t want to psychoactive aspect, cooking with hempseed oil will make your food taste better and help keep that waistline small (hempseed compared to butter is ridiculously healthy, especially “butter” if you know what I’m saying).
  10. Paper; reportedly, Ben Franklin owned a hemp paper mill in his day and it’s even been said that the original Declaration of Independence is written on hemp paper! It’s hard to believe that this wouldn’t be true, as most farmers were required by law to grow hemp back in colonial times. Still, hemp can be made in to paper that doesn’t harm nearly as many trees while simultaneously growing faster and healthier for the planet. As to why we’re still chopping down forests when this simple plant could be used instead, is a mystery. 


Purple Urkle (Indica) Strain

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, November, 20th 2014 by THCFinder


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Purple Urkle - Indica

Purple Urkle comes from Mendo Purps pheno and is native to the notorious green triangle in northern California. It is characterized by unusually long orange hairs covering small, dense, purple nugs when properly grown and harvested. The color is a purple much like that found on quality strains of Lavender, although despite common misconception, the two are not related.


Stoner Bonuses

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, November, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
stoner-bonusesPeople don’t really think about the bonuses one gets from being a pothead. Of course, these days there are prime examples of successful stoners. These people manage to go about their entire days smoking weed. Most of their friends and coworkers wouldn’t even be able to tell that their colleague of ten years is a mega pothead. But even those who are most successful like to get super baked once they get home. There’s not a whole lot better than getting baked at the end of the work day. So what are some of the benefits of being super stoney?
Let’s face it; smoking bud makes living a little bit more bearable. These days, with people struggling constantly to pay their bills, smoking weed eases the stress of every day life. Whether it’s a nagging boss or an absent best friend, Mary Jane won’t let you down during those tough times. By smoking a bowl, you’ll manage to ease all of the stress from your job, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your car’s transmission blowing, bothersome parents, or whatever the cause may be.
Suffering from a case of the Mondays? Probably if you’ve had a weekend full of partying. Even if you’re not hungover from weekend shenanigans, chances are you’re dreading work on Monday. Well there’s a cure for that dreaded day of the week. It’s called weed. Toking up before you go to your dreaded job (or maybe not dreaded, maybe you just like to be high at work) is sure to make the day more bearable. Starting the day the cannabis way will make things a bit easier for you. And if you are in that fuzzy hangover state of mind, the weed will help clear it up if you pair it with a cup of coffee or juice!
Even with TV releasing new episodes of shows all the time, you do find yourself watching reruns from time to time. While some of those shows might be watched four or five times, even the best episodes get old after a bit. Smoking a bit (or a lot) of weed before watching reruns will not only make them seem new but they’ll be way funnier. Futurama high compared to Futurama sober isn’t a fair comparison… Dr. Zoidberg is funniest when you’re baked out of your mind.
Suffering from an upset stomach or perhaps a migraine? Not really feeling taking some Advil or Tums (because we all know that shit tastes like chalk)? Marijuana is an amazing (and quick) remedy for an upset stomach, a headache, or muscle pain after a really brutal day at work. Taking a quick bong rip will take away most pain, not to mention settle your stomach if you feel like you need to throw up. With amazing health properties such as pain relief, marijuana is a great substitute for the less desirable handful of pills.


That special snack

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, November, 20th 2014 by THCFinder




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